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WPBT2 and TheSailingChannel.TV, chart a partnership for
a new original series, Adventures in Sailing.

CONTACT:
Jack Kelly
Vice President for Production
WPBT2
305-424-4005
jack_kelly@wpbt.org

Miami, March 24, 2010WPBT2, South Florida’s premiere PBS station, announces a partnership with TheSailingChannel.TV to develop a new television series for sailing enthusiasts. Adventures in Sailing, a ten-part series, will feature classic and critically acclaimed films that capture the magic and adventure of sailing.

Hosted by Tory Salvia, President of TheSailingChannel.TV, each half-hour program of Adventures in Sailing will showcase a 23-minute excerpt from a professionally produced documentary about sailing destinations, historic vessels, sailing skills, and sailing personalities. “These are films made by people with a passion for sailing,” said Tory Salvia.

“We know this is a great match for our PBS audience, who are explorers and adventurers,” said Jack Kelly, WPBT2’s Vice President for Production. “We hope this initial season of great sailing programs will lead to a sustained partnership with TheSailingChannel.TV.

WPBT2 and TSC are currently seeking corporate underwriting for the series. The series is slated to air on WPBT2 by January 2011 followed by national distribution to PBS member stations in March 2011.

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ABOUT WPBT2
South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, not-for-profit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions. WPBT2’s digital media platform, offers: 2HD, a 24-hour high definition channel; Digital 2.2, a mix of Science & Nature Channel, Culturas, The Florida Channel and Create; Digital 2.3, V-me, a 24-hour national Spanish-language network; and www.wpbt2.org, the WPBT2 website including, Impromp2 (a community blog), the WPBT2 Video Player and uVu, a video sharing website. Based in Miami, WPBT2 is also home of the Emmy award-winning national PBS series, Nightly Business Report (pbs.org/nbr).

About TheSailingChannel.TV
TheSailingChannel is dedicated to cruising sailors around the world. Its productions cover the gear, the people, the boats, the skills, and the places that interest cruising sailors. TSC is currently seeking quality sailing videos for distribution. E-mail Sailing@TheSailingChannel.TV.